Currently looking for a Geriatric Nurse (RN) for a great opportunity in the Massachusetts area. The ideal candidate will hold a current nursing license and possess 1-2 years of long term care experience. This individual will work with elderly patients with diseases that affect aging adults.
Responsibilities of the Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse
Assist doctors in providing health care and support to elderly patients Help to bathe bedridden patients to prevent bedsores Understand patient? s medications and administer them to clients as and when due Help to conduct regular screenings and routine check-up on patients Help to assess the cognitive skills and mental status of their patients Observe, understand, and manage peculiar old age health concerns like incontinence, insomnia, loss of strength and appetite, sexual issues as well as mobility challenges Help to educate the families and caregivers of their patients on the best ways to care for them and keep them safe Assist doctors with medical examinations and administer prescribed treatments Help to maintain a chart for their patients in order to have accurate records of patient? s medical history, treatment plan and progress Help to perform prescribed tests on their patients, like blood pressure checks, temperature, respiration, pulse and blood sugar.
Requirements of the Geriatric/Long-Term Care Nurse
Graduated from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred Must have current nursing or LPN license 1-2 years of long term care experience Interest in elderly care Must have BLS Ability to multitask and have critical thinking skills, which allow them to take initiative when needed
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